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FAQ's - JAKES Club Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherpy?

A. Therapeutic riding programs focus on teaching the rider the sport of riding including independent riding skills.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

Therapeutic horseback riding (where specific riding skills are taught), the movement of the horse is a means to a treatment goal when utilizing Hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.

A. Hippotherapy is conducted by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

Hippotherapy is a form of physical, occupational and speech therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. A foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing, which can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities.

Q. Which is JAKES Club?

A. JAKES Club provides family recreational therapeutic riding and horsemanship programs.


Q. What form of childrens special needs has JAKES Club's physician medical release program served?


A. JAKES Club's physician medical release program has served children with:
22q (, Autism (mild), Cerebral Palsy, Cogenital Heart Defect, CVI, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Hearing Impaired, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Sight Impaired, Spina Bifida and other special needs.

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

Isaiah 40:31

TSC Program Description
  • Prayer, Bible scriptures and beginning horsemanship
  • TSC3 Rider requires a team of 3 consisting of  1 Horse Leader and 2 Sidewalkers, with supervision.
  • TSC2 Rider requires a team of 2 consisting of  1 Horse Leader and 1 Sidewalker, with supervision.
  • TSC1 Rider requires a team of: Horse Leader and supervisor to encourage  independent riding.
  • TSC Team Rider requires sibling to be 10 years of age or younger. Free scheduled programs are subject to each TSC rider's individual need and horse availability.

TSC Private & Group Requirements

  • Parent participation (1 parent per rider) with training per volunteer requirements listed on Volunteer page
  • TSC Spring program: $20.00 Registration fee per rider due first ride (Waiving Spring 2020)
  • TSC Fall program: $20.00 Registration fee per rider due first ride
  • Minimum disabilities
  • Sit independently with strong trunk control
  • No loud outburst in sound or running due to safety around horses
  • New children requirements:
    Weigh - 125 pounds or less
    Age - 10 years or younger
  • New TSC 1st Evaluation Ride is scheduled during spring or fall.
    Prior to enrollment only.
  • JAKES Club Physician Medical Release will be given to parent after New TSC 1st Evaluation Ride
    (completed by examiner not parent)

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TSC - Therapeutic Saddle Club Program

TSC Program
  • Group Riding Schedule
  • FREE of charge
  • May, June, September and October
  • One day per week for one hour
    (30 minutes riding, 30 minutes horsemanship based upon child's individual needs)
  • Tuesday - Friday (first come - first served scheduling)
  • Waiting list provided for specific day or time
  • Subject to outdoor weather conditions and temperature guidelines 50-90 degrees
  • Saturday Private Riding Schedule
    $50.00 donation each ride (cash or check on day of ride or Online with Giving Base - Quick Give)
    Prior to ride
  • Saturday Sponsored Private Rider:
    $250.00 Donation for 5 lessons (30 minutes to 1 hour based upon childs individual needs) 
  • May, June, September and October


  • All Grown Up...
    TSC youth outgrow JAKES Club? Nope! TSC1 rider, participating parent & TSC Team member can getter done whether it is: cleaning a stall, feeding, grooming, saddling or taking a ride.
    Requirements: Graduated TSC1, allow 2 hours & follow TSC criteria.
  • New in 2020 for TSC Sibilings: TSC (enrolled familiy) youth and one adult volunteer training in April. Per Volunteer Requirements and subject to weather guidelines.


       "Reaching children for Jesus one child with one horse at a time ..."


2021 TSC Application 







Our daughter who has CVI, benefits so much from this type of therapy. She loves it so much. We will continue for years to come. And will probably have to do actual riding lessons when she is older. Staff is top notch and very personal. There's nothing bad to say. What's even better is that it incorporates the love of God. I would highly recommend this. We look forward to it every day we get to go. Nothing means more than friendly faces, laughs, and scriptures. Love it!

Carly's Great Team!

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